Is it better to rent or buy? Well, Denver happens to be one of three cities "clearly in rent territory" because of skyrocketing home prices, says a report from Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University.
Researchers there created an index to advise what's going to earn you more money in the long term--owning a home or renting and investing your money elsewhere.
Since 2000, Denver has mostly been in the "rent" category.
But that's no picnic either. The average rental rate for three-bedroom, single family homes was $1,679 in the first quarter of 2015. That's a rise of 12 percent, the Denver Business Journal reports.